EPW039080 ENGLAND (1932). Quarry belonging to the Southam Cement Works, Long Itchington, 1932

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Title [EPW039080] Quarry belonging to the Southam Cement Works, Long Itchington, 1932
Reference EPW039080
Date July-1932
Link
Place name LONG ITCHINGTON
Parish LONG ITCHINGTON
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 442064, 263566
Longitude / Latitude -1.3835201370564, 52.268247098132
National Grid Reference SP421636

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Drill rig preparing next blast.

Dylan Moore
Sunday 31st of July 2016 11:28:48 AM
Temporary narrow-gauge railway

MB
Saturday 15th of December 2012 06:38:55 PM
All track work within such a place as this is "temporary". It's moved to keep up with the face of the quarry. Also note that the track seems to be in straight sections, which are curved on site to requirements.

John Wass
Saturday 10th of March 2018 09:40:06 PM
Waste shale tip

Dylan Moore
Monday 10th of December 2012 09:18:51 PM

Dylan Moore
Monday 10th of December 2012 09:18:13 PM

Dylan Moore
Monday 10th of December 2012 09:17:57 PM

User Comment Contributions

The raw material is Blue Lias, consisting of alternating layers of argillaceous limestone and calcareous shale. All the limestone and a little of the shale were used to make cement rawmix, but most of the shale was discarded. The mixture of rock could be separated on a rotary screen, since the shale was soft and would fall through. The waste shale was then stacked in a worked-out part of the deposit.

Dylan Moore
Monday 10th of December 2012 09:24:01 PM